Blossom House is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ specialist school for children aged 3 – 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties. Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the average range of cognitive abilities.
Paediatric Occupational Therapist (Full-Time, Permanent, with 9 weeks holiday)
We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our Therapy Team, supporting children who have speech, language and communication difficulties.
The role involves, amongst other responsibilities, providing an OT service focusing on sensory motor development and functional skills. You will be responsible for delivering therapy treatment programmes for group and individual OT. You will also be required to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team.
- A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
- Close to a good transport network and on-site free parking is available.
- Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers who will work alongside you in the classroom. Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists, Music Therapists and Play Therapists aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
- Continued professional development.
- Competitive salaries, generous staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
- Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
- The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
- The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
- The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.
- Not essential, but desirable, experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
You must have at least completed Level 1 training in Sensory Integration.
The role is Permanent, Full-Time role.
Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 17:00
Annual salary: Competitive Market Rate Salary
Working time: Approx. 36 week term-time work and a further 5 weeks collaborative work during the school holidays, with 9 weeks paid holiday and paid Bank holidays
Opening Date: 10th October 2019
Closing Date: 11th October 2019 (Early applications encouraged)
Start date: November / December 2019
If you wish to apply for this post, please download the application form from the school website and email your completed form detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification, along with the application activity detailed in the attachment to the email address indicated in the advert.
This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.
Blossom House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; successful applicants must be suitable to work with children and will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Certificate with barred list information.